Memphis, Tenn. — A near collision on Tuesday led to gunfire and an attempted murder on Sam Cooper Blvd, according to Memphis Police.
MPD said that a man was driving eastbound on Sam Cooper when a black Lexus sped up behind him and then got in the left-hand lane.
From there, police said 19-year-old Jason Cao rolled down the passenger side window and opened fire, sending at least one bullet into the man’s windshield.
According to a police affidavit, the man called police and followed Cao while telling police details of the Lexus and which way it was traveling.
Memphis Police said they were able to conduct a traffic stop on the Lexus and found Cao behind the driver wheel and a black Glock 19 with two spent shell casings in the passenger seat.
According to police, Cao waived his rights and told MPD that he shot at the man in a fit of rage after he had to swerve to avoid having a collision with the man’s truck.
Cao faces one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of aggravated assault and one count of employing a firearm with intent to commit a felony.
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